|Infinity Puzzle -- Groks Science Show 2011-12-14 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Understanding the fundamental forces of nature is one of the hallmarks of modern physics. However, mathematically describing these forces often results in the emergence of infinities. On this program, Prof. Frank Close discussed the infinity puzzle.
Keywords: science; cosmology; particle physics; physics; groks
|Dark Matter and Energy -- Groks Science Show 2007-05-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Dark matter and dark energy comprise most of the known universe. But, what are the constituents of dark matter and energy? On this program, Dr. Dan Hooper from Fermilab discussed the dark cosmos.
Keywords: science; dark matter; physics
Downloads: 10,463 (1 review)
|Einstein and his miraculous year -- Groks Science Show 2005-11-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
In the year 1905, Albert Einstein published five papers that changed the face of modern physics and led to two Nobel Prizes, including one for Einstein himself. On this program, Prof. John Stachel discussed Einstein and the importance of each of these papers.
Keywords: Science; physics; relativity; Einstein
Downloads: 9,155 (2 reviews)
|Superhero Physics -- Groks Science Show 2006-02-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Faster than a speeding bullet? Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Superman may be confined to the comics, but could his superpowers exist in the natural world? On this program, Prof. James Kakalios discussed the Physics of Superheroes
Keywords: science; physics; superheroes
|Scientific Religion -- Groks Science Show 2006-07-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The Templeton prize is awarded every year for advances in our understanding of the intersection of religion and science. On this program, Nobel laureate Prof. Charles Townes from U.C. Berkeley joined to discuss science, religion, and the Templeton prize.
Keywords: science; physics; religion
|Cavitation Bubbles -- Groks Science Show 2007-04-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Bubbles created via the process of cavitation have many applications. On this program, Prof. Christopher Brennen from Caltech discussed the physics of cavitation.
Keywords: science; physics; cavitation; bubbles
|Mathematical Universe -- Groks Science Show 2014-01-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
What is the nature of reality? And, how can math provide the answers? On this program, Prof. Max Tegmark discussed the ultimate nature of reality.
Keywords: science; physics; math; groks
|String Theory -- Groks Science Show 2005-03-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Physicists are constantly searching for 'elegant' theories that describe the universe. One such theory, string theory, has the potential to unify the disparate theories of quantum mechanics and general relativity. We discussed this theory with Prof. Brian Greene of Columbia University.
Keywords: Science; physics; string theory
Downloads: 14,355 (2 reviews)
|Snowflake Physics -- Groks Science Show 2007-01-03 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. But, what are the physical processes that underlie the formation of snowflakes, and how can this process be reproduced? On this program, Prof. Kenneth Libbrecht discussed the physics of snowflakes.
Keywords: science; physics; snowflake
|Ambidextrous Universe -- Groks Science Show 2006-02-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Symmetry or parity is intriguing, not only in the arts and music, but also in science and the natural world. Interestingly, parity may not be conserved between the mirror images of molecules and consequently their energies would not be equivalent. On this program, Professor Harris and Gina discussed how parity violation could be observed using sum frequency generation experiments.
Keywords: science; symmetry; parity violation; physics
|Einstein and Theology -- Groks Science Show 2005-12-21 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Besides his physical theories, Einstein is also well known for his considered pacificism. With the world year of physics drawing to a close, we explored Einstein and his theology with our guest John Brinster.
Keywords: Science; physics; Einstein; theology; pacificism
|Light Speed Travel -- Groks Science Show 2006-04-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Traveling near the speed of light may soon be possible thanks to recent theoretical advances. On this program, Dr. Franklin Felber discussed the physics of near light-speed travel.
Keywords: science; speed of light; physics
Downloads: 7,176 (1 review)
|Quantum Story -- Groks Science Show 2010-12-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The amazing technological developments of the modern age have been enabled in part through the advances in quantum physics. On this program, Prof. James Kakalios discussed the amazing story of quantum mechanics.
Keywords: science; physics; quantum mechanics; groks
|Nobel Prizes 2006 -- Groks Science Show 2006-10-04 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
What better way is there to celebrate the Big Bang than with a Nobel Prize. On this week's program, Prof. Alex Filipenko commented on the 2006 prize in physics. Prof. Caroline Kane also joined us to discuss this year's chemistry prize. Finally, Nobel Laureate Prof. Peter Doherty talked about what it takes to get one.
Keywords: science; Nobel prize; chemistry; physics
|Condensed Matter Physics -- Groks Science Show 2005-10-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Condensed matter physics deals with the interactions of matter at microscopic scales. On this program, Nobel laureate, Prof. Douglas Osheroff, discussed condensed matter physics.
Keywords: Science; physics; condensed matter; Nobel
|Large Scale Universe -- Groks Science Show 2006-10-18 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
How did the universe begin? How will it end? And, what do we do in the mean time? On this program, Prof. P. James Peebles from Princeton University discussed cosmology and dark matter.
Keywords: science; physics; cosmology; dark matter
|Absolutely Small -- Groks Science Show 2011-08-31 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Quantum mechanics may seem to be an intimidating topic, yet it is fundamental to understanding the everyday world. On this program, Prof. Michael Fayer discussed how quantum theory explains our everyday world.
Keywords: science; quantum mechanics; physics; groks
|NASCAR Energy -- Groks Science Show 2008-06-04 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Developing clean energy is a major challenge for both policy makers and scientists. On this program, Dr. Lester Brown discussed clean energy technology. In addition, Prof. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky discussed the physics of NASCAR.
Keywords: science; NASCAR; physics; clean energy
|Physics in Mind -- Groks Science Show 2013-02-27 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
How does a biological system, like the brain, give rise to an emergent property, like the mind? Can quantum physics provide the answers? On this program, Prof. Werner R. Lowenstein discussed physics in mind.
Keywords: science; mind; brain; quantum mechanics; physics; groks
|Heaveny Physics -- Groks Science Show 2011-10-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Modern physics may seem remote from our daily lives, yet the discoveries in the field have the potential to change how we view the world. On this program, Lisa Randall discussed how discoveries in modern physics shape the world around us.
Keywords: science; quantum mechanics; cosmology; physics; groks
|Little Strings -- Groks Science Show 2010-06-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
String theory may explain the fundamental properties of the universe. But, who can explain string theory? On this program, Steven Gubser discussed the little book of strings.
Keywords: science; physics; string theory; cosmology; groks
|Einstein's Jewish Science -- Groks Science Show 2012-07-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The theory of relativity is a landmark in modern physics, but one that can not be divorced from the socio-political climate of its time. On this program, Dr. Steven Gimbel discusses Einstein's Jewish Science: Physics at the intersection of politics and religion.
Keywords: science; Einstein; physics; Judaism; politics; religion; groks
|Gravity's Engine -- Groks Science Show 2012-08-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
What can super-massive black holes tell us about the nature of our galaxy and the universe. On this program, Dr. Caleb Scharf discussed astrophysics and black holes.
Keywords: science; technology; gravity; black holes; physics
|Theory of Almost Everything -- Groks Science Show 2013-08-14 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The Standard Model aims to explain phenomena of the very small and the very large. Yet, not quite everything in the universe can be explained by it. On this program, Thomas Buckholtz joins us to discuss complementary mathematics to bridge gaps in the Standard Model.
Keywords: mathematical physics; bosons; quarks; higgs; standard model
|Logical Leap -- Groks Science Show 2010-11-03 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
What is the process of induction and how does it benefit the progress of scientific ideas? On this program, David Harriman discussed the logical leap and inductive reasoning in physics.
Keywords: science; physics; logic; induction; reasoning; philosophy; groks
|Neutrino Hunters- Groks Science Show 2014-02-12|
Trillions of subatomic particles called neutrinos are zipping through our bodies every second of every day. If that gave you goosebumps, don't worry because they're very shy and rarely interact with other matter- a property that makes them difficult to detect. Astrophysicist Dr. Ray Jayawardhana joins us today to discuss the hunt for neutrinos, the elusive elementary particle that brings news from distant stars and can help us understand the nature of antimatter...
Keywords: Groks; neutrinos; Jayawardhana; groks science show; particle physics
|Higgs Boson -- Groks Science Show 2012-07-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
What research paper has 2500 authors on it? The one for the Higgs Boson! Dr. Ian Hinchliffe talks about the science of this elusive particle and the enormous effort that went into detecting it.
Keywords: Higgs; boson; particle physics; groks; CERN; LHC; standard model
|The Tech Teachers Show 18 - Ray|
This week we talk about GIMPshop, Ray's Science Club videocast, an education technology blog, the iPod shuffle, the Creative MuVo Slim mp3 player, the imac, showing videos in the classroom, accepting late work, and getting students to turn in their homework.
Keywords: Podcast Physics Education Spanish
|The Tech Teachers Show 17 - Ray|
This week we talk about techlearning.com, Microsoft's AntiSpyware, Education Arcade, physics games, and Civilization IV.
Keywords: Podcast Physics Spanish Education
|The Cosmic Cocktail -- Groks Science Show 2014-06-18 - Samantha Thomas|
Hundreds of years ago, Galileo told us that the earth is not the center of the universe. Now, physicists are telling us that the normal matter you and I are made of isn’t even the majority of the matter that exists. Today Dr. Katherine Freese, a theoretical astrophysicist at the University of Michigan and author of the Cosmic Cocktail, joins us to talk about the composition of the cosmos and the mysterious nature of dark matter and dark energy
Keywords: Katherine Freese; dark matter; dark energy; astrophysics; dark matter; cosmology; astrophysics; universe; physics; dark energy
|Ice, Ice -- Groks Science Show 2014-07-09 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Water is fundamental to all life but little is actually known about its inter-molecular dynamics and structures. On this program, Anders Nilsson talks about the frontiers of water science.
Keywords: chemical physics; hydrogen bonding; ice; lasers; phase transition; SLAC; supercooling; water; X-rays
|The Truth Shall Set You Free -- Groks Science Show 2012-12-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Is the scientific enterprise driven by the truth or by social good? How should the truth inform our world view? On this program, Terry Chay discussed the relationship between science and social activism, and the open web.
Keywords: open web; physics; pareto efficiency; science; truth; empiricism; wikipedia; SOPA; Millikan; social activism; social good
|The Tech Teachers Show 14 - Ray|
This week we talk about the Xbox 360 game NBA 2K6, photo mosaic software, podscope, and class pacing.
Keywords: Physics Spanish Education Podcast Tech